Tag Archives: Karita Mattila

Plums and turkeys: a musical voyage around 2016

Most people I know cannot wait to see the back of 2016. But in the year in which Brexit, Trump and the Grim Reaper were the big winners, I admit to having had a terrific twelve months. A whirl of … Continue reading

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Mattila delivers powerful Kostelnička in Czech Phil’s Jenůfa

Janáček: Jenůfa **** Czech Philharmonic/Bělohlávek, Royal Festival Hall, 18th April 2016 Let’s not pretend. Despite the photograph of Adriana Kohútková on the programme cover, the main draw of this concert performance of Janáček’s operaJenůfa was the appearance of Karita Mattila in the role … Continue reading

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